On Friday, April 3, more than 100 fifth through eighth-graders statewide will descend on Portland to participate in the National Geographic Society’s Maine Geographic Bee taking place in USM’s Abromson Community Education Center. The winner of the Maine Bee will go to Washington D.C. this May for the national competition hosted by TV game show host Alex Trebek. USM’s Geography-Anthropology Department is co-host of the event and members of the faculty serve as judges and moderators while USM students assist.
The event begins at 10:45 a.m. and the final round runs from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. The awards ceremony will take place at 3:45-4:15 p.m.
Event: National Geographic Society Maine Geographic Bee
Date/Time: Friday, April 3. Final round 2:45-3:45 p.m.; awards ceremony 3:45-4:15
Place: USM’s Hannaford Lecture Hall in the Abromson Community Education Center, Portland
Contact: Brian Cushing, Maine Geographic Bee Coordinator and teacher at Lake Region High School, 207-595-3071 (cell). He will have his cell phone with him the day of the event.
The University of Southern Maine (USM) offers its 10,000 plus students more than 115 areas of undergraduate and graduate study. USM’s location in southern Maine, a region cited as one of the most liveable in the country, offers a range of educational, cultural and recreational opportunities.